2010 Festival At A Glance
June 16   An Evening with Dick Hyman
June 25   A Night of Brazilian Jazz!
Luciana Souza/Romero Lubambo; plus Alegritude
June 26   A History of African Rhythms & Jazz
June 26   Randy Weston's African Rhythms Trio
June 27   Freddy Cole Quartet
July 2   The Music of Billy Strayhorn
July 3   Early Bird Jazz for Kids: Jim Nadel & Friends
July 3   Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
July 9   Fred Hersch: Jobim and More
July 10   Early Bird Latin Jazz for Kids: John Santos Sextet
July 10   Tuck & Patti
July 11   Ella Fitzgerald: America's First Lady of Song
July 16   Mose Allison Trio
July 17   Claudia Villela Band
July 18   John Santos Sextet
July 19   Khalil Shaheed & the Mo'Rockin Project
July 20   Gerald Clayton Trio
July 21   Kristen Strom Quintet
July 22   The Music of Dave Brubeck Presented by Victor Lin
July 24   Giants of Jazz: Charles McPherson, Junior Mance & Tootie Heath
July 25   Ruth Davies' Blues Night with Special Guest Keb' Mo'
July 26   Dena DeRose Trio
July 27   Junior Mance Trio
July 28   100 Years of Django with Julian Lage, Victor Lin & Jorge Roeder
July 29   Visions: The Stevie Wonder Songbook
July 31   Rebecca Martin featuring Larry Grenadier, Steve Cardenas & Larry Goldings
Aug 1   Dave Douglas Quintet Plus
Aug 2   George Cables Trio
Aug 3   Nicholas Payton with the Taylor Eigsti Trio
Aug 4   Joshua Redman Trio
Aug 6   SJW All-Star Jam Session
Aug 7   Taylor Eigsti Group featuring Becca Stevens
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Taylor Eigsti Group featuring Becca Stevens
Becca Stevens, vocals; Taylor Eigsti, piano; Harish Raghavan, bass; Eric Harland, drums

Saturday, August 7, 8 PM | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $36 general | $22 students | TAKE 5!

Tickets Now On Sale

For New York-based pianist Taylor Eigsti, the Stanford Jazz Workshop is an annual homecoming (he grew up in nearby Menlo Park, and has taught at the Workshop for a decade) and a chance to present his latest musical offerings to some of his longest-standing and most devoted fans. Taylor's career gathers momentum with each passing year as he performs internationally with his own groups and a who's-who of renowned jazz artists. All About Jazz praised his 2008 recording Let It Come to You as "a monster of an album," and All Music Guide raves, "Eigsti just keeps getting more compelling and interesting." With his strongly rhythmic playing and endless melodic inventiveness, it's easy to see why Taylor is in such high demand.

Taylor's new release Daylight at Midnight (Concord Jazz) explores a set of tunes that, while not exactly jazz standards, will no doubt be familiar to some members of the Stanford Jazz audience. Songs by contemporary artists like Elliot Smith, Coldplay, and Nick Drake provide the starting point for Taylor's improvisational excursions, just as the compositions of Cole Porter and George Gershwin have for generations of jazz musicians. Taylor and his band, featuring vocalist Becca Stevens, inject new life, subtlety, and emotional depth into these modern songs. Some of the melodies come from the world of pop, but these young musicians' spontaneity and creativity will convince even die-hard traditionalists that jazz in the 21st Century is thriving.

LISTEN:

Taylor Eigsti – "Deluge"

Taylor Eigsti – "Less Free Will "

watch:

Taylor Eigsti at the Jazz Standard

Taylor Eigsti's Free Agency with Julian Lage

Supported in part by Joan Talbert & David Lyon, Robert & Sharon Yoerg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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